The Palm Desert Police Department conducted a special DUI Operation on Saturday, August 31, 2013, from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, within the city of Palm Desert. This special operation targeted habitual DUI offenders with active warrants for their arrest. Members for the Palm Desert Traffic Services Team maintain a list of all DUI drivers of those arrested and on probation residing in Palm Desert.
Special DUI warrant service operations along with regularly-scheduled ‘High Visibility’ DUI enforcement has a deterrent effect on those who disregard driving safety and abuse alcohol and drugs. The Palm Desert Police Department places a high priority on lowering deaths and injury with the goal of removing impaired drivers and heightening awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
During this operation, members from the traffic services team checked on 31 different locations. Of these, 8 individuals were arrested and booked into the Riverside County Jail in Indio for these active DUI warrants. Those arrested were:
|Stephen Rory Fields||Carol Elizabeth Holly||Eduardo Lobo Ruiz||Wayne William Hamblin|
|Dana Marie Ransom||Harrison Chase Urtiaga||Robert Wayne Legarreta||Jelari Willie Johnson|
- Stephen Rory Fields, age 30 of Palm Desert
- Carol Elizabeth Holley, age 54 of Palm Desert
- Eduardo Lobo Ruiz, age 30 of Palm Desert
- Wayne William Hamblin, age 33 of Palm Desert
- Dana Marie Ransom, age 26 of Palm Desert
- Harrison Chase Urtiaga, age 28 of Palm Desert
- Robert Wayne Legarreta, 53 of Palm Desert
- Jelari Willie Johnson, age 37 of Palm Desert
These DUI warrant operations are being conducted to prevent the tragedy associated with the violent crime of drunk or drugged driving. Funding for these operations has been provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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